Famous Literary Birthdays… Orwell!

The Man Himself, Great British Author George Orwell (Image taken from opendemocracy.net)

The Man Himself, Great British Author George Orwell (Image taken from opendemocracy.net)

Yesterday was the Great British author George Orwell’s birthday. He wrote darkly prescient political novels like 1984 and Animal Farm. My personal favourites are two of his non-fiction works, Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage To Catalonia, a brilliant account of Orwell’s participation in The Spanish Civil War.

For Orwell fans, there is a great series recently done by Radio 4 on ‘The Real George Orwell’ parts of which are still available to download and listen to here. Do check it out. For more information about Orwell, check out The Literature Network’s page on him here.

What about you? What’s your favourite Orwell?

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